Ghana Education News | GES cautions parents, teachers against encouraging malpractice in WASSCE
Director-General of the Ghana Education Service (GES), Professor Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa warned students, parents, and instructors to refrain from encouraging examination misconduct in the ongoing West Africa Senior School Certificate Examination. The examination is now taking place (WASSCE).
He explicitly urged parents and instructors not to encourage their children and pupils to engage in this activity, but rather to allow them to establish their value in the tests, as he had previously done.
In an interview with the media, Professor Opoku-Amankwa offered the warning about the WASSCE and forthcoming Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE), academics, and human resource concerns.
In terms of academics, he stated that owing to COVID-19, preparation on the Common Core curriculum for Senior High Schools could not be done for schools and instructors, but that it will be introduced shortly after the required preparation.
He emphasized that there had been no change in the SHS schedule, as some principals were concerned, and that the calendar provided to them was only a reminder.
In a related development, Africa Education Watch blew an alarm on examination malpractice in WASSCE 2021 indicating that the Food and Nutrition Paper 3 had been leaked. WAEC debunked the allegation and called it false while the Ministry of Education decided to set up a committee to investigate the claims made.
Source: Ghana Education News